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Worldwide Radio Summit Speakers


Aled Haydn Jones

Head of Programmes, BBC1

Alissa Pollack

EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia

Beata Murphy

APD/MD, KIISFM/Los Angeles

Bert Weiss

Mornings, WWWQ/Atlanta

Brian Kelly

VP/Programming, Entercom & PD WXSS & WMYX/Milwaukee

Brian Philips

EVP/Content and Audience, Cumulus Media

Colby Tyner

VP/Programming, RadioOne

Carolyn Gilbert

President, NuVooDoo

Curtiss Johnson

SVP/Programming, iHeartMedia, Sacramento

Dave Beasing

Pres, Sound That Brands

Dylan Sprague

SVP/Programming, iHeartMedia, Boston

Erica Farber

Pres. & CEO, RAB

Fred Jacobs

President, Jacobs Media

Glenn Goldstein

Pres., Goldstein Management

James Howard

RSVP/Programming, PD, WKSC/Chicago

Jay Stevens

President, Tenshare Media

Jim Ryan

SVP AC Programing, Entercom, PD WCBSF, WNEW/New York

Jon Zellner

President, Programming Operations, iHeartMedia

Justin Chase

EVP/Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group

Kelly Doherty

President, TheImagingHouse.com

Kid Kelly

VP/Pop & PD Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM

Kurt Johnson

SVP/Programming, Townsquare Media

Leigh Jacobs

EVP Perceptual Research, NuVooDoo

Lori Lewis

VP/Social Media, Modern Luxury

Louie Diaz

VP/Contemporary Music, Cumulus Media & PD WWWQ/Atlanta

Mark Adams

PD KIOI & KYLD/SF, KUBE/Seattle, iHeartmedia CHR Brand Coordinator

Matt Stevens

VP/Promotion & Market Strategy, Columbia Records

Michael Martin

SVP/Programming & Head of Music Initiatives

Mike McVay

President, McVay Media

Nicki Farag

EVP/Promotion, Def Jam Recordings

Pat Paxton

Chief Programming Officer, Entercom

Perry Simon

VP/News, Talk, Sports, Podcasting, AllAccess.com

Phil Becker

VP/Content, Alpha Media

Philippe Generali

Pres., RCS Computing & Media Monitors

Steve Goldstein

CEO, Amplifi Media

Steve Reynolds

President, Reynolds Group

Terri Thomas

PD, KBXX & KMJQ/Houston

Tim Clark

VP/Audience & Content For Radio, Cox Media

Tony Coles

EVP/Programming, iHeartmedia

Troy Hanson

PD, WKQX/Chicago

JON ZELLNER

JON ZELLNER

President, Programming Operations, iHeartMedia

Jon never had a “plan B.” After meeting Wolfman Jack on the NBC Tour at age 8, he knew he wanted to be in radio. Jon’s first time on the air was at the age of 14 when he joined his high school radio station in Franklin Lakes, NJ.=

Now, 35 years later, Jon has worked with over 100 markets across the country specializing in ratings and revenue growth through brand development, strategic and financial planning and the coaching and mentoring of talent. Jon's experience includes programming, operations, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and product start-ups & turnarounds from his senior management positions at iHeartMedia, Sirius XM and CBS Radio.

Jon currently serves as President of Programming Operations for iHeartMedia, the #1 audio company in America, overseeing national programming, partner integration, event broadcast operations and communication to 860 radio stations in 160 markets serving 275 million monthly listeners. As a Regional EVP, Jon oversaw programming for markets of all sizes from coast to coast.

Before joining iHeartMedia, Jon was EVP of Programming for Sirius XM overseeing 100+ channels and helping grow the subscriber base from 1m to over 20m. Jon spent nine years as VP of CHR and Hot AC programming for CBS Radio, WBMX & WODS Boston VP of Programming and KMXV, KSRC, KFKF & KBEQ Kansas City VP of Programming. Jon also worked as an OM, PD and On-Air Talent in Phoenix, Columbus, Greensboro, Oklahoma City and Fresno.

A recent Senior Programmer of the Year winner at the Worldwide Radio Summit, Jon has also been recognized by Billboard, Radio & Records, FMQB, Gavin and the Kansas City Media Professionals as OM/PD of the Year and five times as one of Radio Ink's Best PDs in America. He has served on the Board of Governors and the Advisory Council for Children's Miracle Network and the faculty for the Conclave, the HD Radio Leadership Team and the National Talent Radio System.

Jon and his wife Patty have three children and live in New York City.